How to reload owned apps withdrawn from appstore (Monkey Island SE)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by a.borque, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. a.borque macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2014
    I own both Special Editions of Monkey Island 1 and 2 on iOS.
    Disney (formerly LucasArts) stopped support for these in 2014 and the apps were removed from the appstore in 2015.
    Until now this was no problem as I had already downloaded them on my Air2. Unfortunately they are still 32bit and presumably there will be no update. So they will stop working once I am moving to iOS 11.
    My idea was to reactivate my old iPad 1 (iOS 5.1.1) just for these apps, but although I have bought them and should own them I am unable to find them in the appstore.
    Elsewhere I read that apps that are not available to public any longer but are owned by you can be found and redownloaded in the purchases section. But they are not there.
    So how can I get my old apps back? Or can I ask Apple to refund them if they are really gone?
  2. pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Normally the purchased area in the App Store should be the area to find your apps. The search there didn't result in finding these then hmm.

    Another option is checking a desktop/laptop where you maybe synced your iDevice(s) with and apps with in the past and get it from there onto your iDevice. Please be carefull though with synchronisation. I never liked iTunes because no matter what my sync always went wrong via that way and ended up quite a few times with an empty iDevice so it has been years for me that i synced my iDevices with iTunes maybe nowadays it's more stable. Do check your desktop/laptop first if the app is even there and if the sync settings are set ok before you connect your iDevice.
  3. a.borque thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2014
    Meanwhile I have found out that withdrawn apps are no longer available in the purchased section.
    I found an old backup of my previously used Windows-PC and was able to us it in a VM. There was an old iTUnes-Backup of my iPad which contained MI and so i could reinstall it... Difficult way and perhaps not the best, but it worked...

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